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Canada’s most active cities

Hockey is Canada’s sport of choice, but across the country there are signs that athletic activities generally are a major national pastime.

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Canada's most active cities

More than half of all households in Calgary, Ottawa-Gatineau, Victoria and Saskatoon spent money on sports and recreation during 2006, according to the latest report by the Canadian Council on Learning. The Ottawa-based organization measures lifelong learning opportunities in communities, and leisure pursuits are integral to cultural engagement—residents who play in local clubs may feel more connected to their hometown. Go team.

CITY PER CENT WHO SPEND ON SPORTS & RECREATION
Calgary 58.5%
Ottawa – Hull 58.3
Victoria 56.7
Saskatoon 52.4
Halifax 48.1
Edmonton 48.1
Vancouver 47.9
London* 47.8
Regina 47.3
Charlottetown 46.3
Fredericton* 45.2
St. John’s 45.1
Winnipeg 44.9
Toronto 42.8
Moncton* 40.2
Saint John 35.4
Québec 35.0
Montréal 33.8

Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, Survey of Household Spending, 2006. Unless indicated, data reflects Census Metropolitan Areas.

* Data for these cities only available at the economic region level.

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